Using Interactive Whiteboard Apps and Resources to Present Instructional Content

Descriptor: Check out the teaching advantages of portable instruction! Make your iPad an Interactive Whiteboard using Apps that navigate, annotate, record, and engage students using features such as quizzes and polls. These apps are perfect for engaging whole class instruction and showing evidence of the learning.

Things you want to remember!!!

1. What is it we want our students to learn?
2. How will we know if each student has learned it?
3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.

Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and record a screencast video you can easily save or share. Doceri does it all!

Splashtop Whiteboard allows teachers and students to turn their iPad into an interactive white board. Once connected to their computer over Wifi, they can watch Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control PC and Mac applications then annotate lesson content all from an iPad. Now interact with students at their desk or teach from all four corners of the class!

Turn your iPad® into a mobile interactive whiteboard with the WorkSpace Connect app. Use your iPad to control your desktop computer, facilitate lessons, annotate over content, and project materials onto any surface, from anywhere in the room.

Kahoot is the perfect tool to create discussions, quizzes or surveys related to specific topics either for an assessment or for feedback. Game-based pedagogy makes it more engaging and easy to use. The users not only answer the questions but they can also interact back by asking questions. The interesting feature of the Kahoot is that it allows using pictures and YouTube videos in the content.

Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative.
Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide graphs of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Save time and visualize student understanding when it matters, now!

For class sizes of 30 or less it is free and unlimited. Its great for polling your class for opinion and understanding. The results can be embedded into a PowerPoint presentation or web page and update in real time. responses can be submitted via text message, Twiitter or web. It's the favorite tool of many teachers for creating pools.

Google Forms - the quizzes can even be self-grading by adding in the proper "if statements" in the underlying spreadsheet. Google Forms allows you to create many different types of questions, automatically collects usernames, sends data to a spreadsheet, self-grading options such as "if statements" but if you use a tool called Flubaroohttp://www.flubaroo.com/ it is even easier to grade them. Google makes it easy to graph results as well. Google Forms also has many public templates with some quizzes that have already been made, you can use and modify them. I like the way Google Forms works with other Google Apps, you can either send the quiz to students via their mail, or embed the quiz in your Google Site.